LGBTQIA+

Articles by LGBTQIA+ writers all about the queer experience – from first person essays on gender to advice on coming out.

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Being in a Relationship with a Man Doesn’t Make Me Straight

The battle of being bi: Rachael Davies talks about her experiences of biphobia. “But how does that work exactly? How can you be bisexual… Rachael DaviesRachael Davies (she/her) is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Edinburgh.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pronouns

Rounding off Non-Binary Awareness Week, Rachael Davies talks us through everything we needs to know about pronouns We all use pronouns each and every… Rachael DaviesRachael Davies (she/her) is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Edinburgh.

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Eight Gender Critical Misconceptions About Non-Binary People

Today is Non-Binary People’s Day. Non-Binary is still widely misunderstood as a gender identity, despite a long history and increasing visibility of non-binary people in… Ben PecheyBen (they/them) is a writer, speaker, content creator, LGBTQIA advocate, and soon to be author! They have worked with major brands such as Amazon Prime, Oliver Bonas, Matalan and many more. They uplift and educate through media; with their website benpechey.com, The Happy Place podcast, and legendary Instagram Stories. They have had words in print and online for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, The Guardian and many more. http://benpechey.com

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Why Gender-Expansive and Inclusive Language Is Important In Heteronormative Spaces

For Non-Binary Awareness Week, Sex Educator Lola Jean writes on the importance of using gender-expansive language – yes, even if you think everyone you’re speaking… Lola JeanLola Jean is a Sex Educator, Mental Health Professional, Wrestler, Pro Domme and World Record Holder for Volume Squirting (solo.) providing the No Frills Sex Education we both need and deserve. Lola brings a refreshing understanding to sex, sexuality and kink to push individuals past what they think they are capable of. There is so much we are not exploring due to fear. Fear of how society will view us. How our partners will view us. How our peers will view us. Lola helps individuals stop making excuses and unlock who they are and what they deserve. https://lolajean.com/

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How To Come Out As An Adult

Rachael Davis talks us through the challenges and rewards of coming out later in life, with useful tips and guidance on how to navigate this… Rachael DaviesRachael Davies (she/her) is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Edinburgh.

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What Does Pride Look Like In 2021?

Writer Charlotte Moore takes a look at the history of Pride, reminding us to never forget that Pride began as a protest.  The sun… Charlotte MooreCharlotte Moore is a Mancunian freelance writer covering LGBTQ+ issues and mental health. Outside of this, you’ll find her taking photos of her cat, rewatching The Office and complaining about writing in the third person. Instagram @charlotte.a.moore

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LGBTQIA+ Content Creators To Follow

Blog Editor Esme Mahoney suggests some top social feeds to follow if your Instagram is feeling a little #straight.  Pride Month might nearly be… Esme MahoneyEsme (she/her) is the blog editor for Let’s Talk About Sex. She is also a writer, copywriter and full-time Aquarius.

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Myths About Pansexuality

This Pansexual Visibility Day, pan journalist Harriet Williamson demystifies the misconceptions surrounding the sexuality.  My name is Harriet and I’m proudly pansexual. I choose… Harriet WilliamsonHarriet is a freelance journalist, and specialises in writing about politics and mental health.